Gaelic football fans claim lottery prize in Dublin
Lottery24 – GAA fans claimed lottery prizesTwo Gaelic football fans from Dublin have won €1 million between them in Irish Lotto and EuroMillions prizes, and now have even more to celebrate.
One of the winners told lottery officials how he was out with his friends celebrating his team having won the All-Ireland Football Final this weekend, and the following day he quietly took himself to Lottery offices in Dublin to claim his €500,000 prize on the Lotto Plus Draw. Not long ago we told you about an Irish couple who watched their GAA team lose only to get home and discover they were €250,000 richer thanks to the Irish Lotto.
The winner purchased his ticket from Griffin’s Londis store in Dublin City Centre for the drawing on Wednesday, September 13th, and told no one about his big win except his son and daughter in law. Another recent €500,000 Euro Millions winner from Dublin wanted to keep her win a secret.
Despite being out celebrating the football results with his friends the night before claiming his prize, the lucky winner kept tight lipped and resisted the urge to turn it into a double celebration. “If your nerves were shattered watching the All-Ireland Final yesterday, imagine you have won half a million and are collecting the cheque the next day,” the lucky winner said to Lottery officials. There have been quite a few Dublin Lotto winners recently, include an anonymous winner from the city centre who scooped €9.4 million on the Irish Lotto.
In fact, the winner said that the night went by in a bit of a blur after his team calmed his nerves with their win, and he woke up with a blue Dublin cowboy hat on his head. “The past few days since I found out on Thursday have been a whirlwind as I had to keep this secret. I told my son in the end as I needed to tell someone,” he told Lotto Plus officials, adding: “The past 24 hours have been amazing!” An Irish Lotto winner from Kerry didn’t tell anyone at all before claiming his €20,000 scratch card win.
The other Dublin winner was a man from the Northside of the city, who won his €500,000 prize on the EuroMillions Plus. “It’s been a memorable couple of days, that’s for sure! It’s not every weekend you win half a million euro and then see the Dubs win an All-Ireland final,” he said. A Mega Millions winner from Illinois also described the few days since her win as a whirlwind.
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